I did not remember that Dandy Don had died until I read some of Frank's history, I went through his hometown in 1984 taking my son out to Ft. Hood. It is Mt. Pleasant, Texas, big signs out there telling everyone " The home of Dandy Don Meredith "
A bright fall day, the smell of someone burning leaves in the back yard, maybe a flock of Canada geese honking distantly and the NFL. I can still hear their voices. Meredith singing ... turn out the lights, the party's over.